Wednesday, March 6, 2019
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Our 2019 Keynote Speaker
MEES is excited to welcome Michael Dietze, Associate Professor in the Earth & Environment Department at Boston University. Professor Dietze will address ecological forecasting and its application to citizen science.
Biography: Michael Dietze leads the Ecological Forecasting Laboratory, the mission of which is to better understand and predict ecological systems. He is interested in the ways that iterative forecasts can improve and accelerate basic environmental science, while at the same time making that science more directly relevant to society. Much of the current work in the lab is organized under two broad umbrellas, the Near-term Ecological Forecasting Initiative (NEFI) and the PEcAn (Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer) project. NEFI is focused on addressing overarching questions about ecological predictability, while developing forecasts for a wide range of ecological processes and advancing statistical and informatic tools for ecological forecasting. PEcAn is focused more specifically on the terrestrial carbon cycle, improving our capacity for carbon monitoring, reporting, verification, forecasting, data assimilation, and multi-model benchmarking and calibration within the land component of Earth System models.
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Conference Registration Information
Registration fee includes your annual MEES membership, conference attendance, a light breakfast, and lunch.
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Scholarships are available each year on a first-come, first-served basis to any who apply. There are 40 scholarship registrations available at $35 each. Please contact the Conference Registrar with subject line “Scholarship Registration” and include your name, organization, and title to sign up for a scholarship.
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Conference Exhibitor Information
Exhibitors at the MEES Conference gain access to 200 Massachusetts environmental educational professionals all eager to learn something new and meet someone new. Half tables and full tables are available, with a set limit to the number of tables the space can hold.
To become an Exhibitor, first register to attend the conference (using the link above). Then email MEES Exhibitor Coordinator Kathryn Parent at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your Exhibitor Table. Please include “Exhibitor Registration” in the subject line. A full six foot table is an additional $20 and a half table is an additional $10 on top of your registration fee.
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Each year MEES provides 40 reduced-rate conference registrations to help provide access to the conference for all those excited and inspired by environmental education. This program has been incredibly successful over the years and the financial contributions of our Scholarship Supporters is essential to the its continuation. Funds donated to MEES under the Scholarship Supporter program are tax deductible and are used exclusively in support of our scholarship program.
To become a Scholarship Supporter please email Ann Gisinger, MEES Board President.
Thank you to our Scholarship Supporters!
MEES is incredibly grateful to our Scholarship Supporters for contributing a financial sponsorship to MEES in support of our Conference Scholarship Program. The financial contributions of our Scholarship Supporters is essential to the continuation of the program. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the following individuals and organizations supporting the MEES Conference Scholarship Program in 2019: